As part of 3 Branches of the Same Tree: Art, Science and Education exhibition, three artists each worked alongside a scientist to develop new artworks informed by in-depth research into scientific principles. For the sixth episode of Reading Project, Visual-Experience designer Xinglin Sun was commissioned to create three experiments in response to the themes of Light, Sound and Forces and Magnets. The experiments were designed for visitors to use in the Project Space and to enrich exhibition tours for school visits.
The experimentation stations were designed to break down and expand upon the scientific processes explored by each of the artists. Materials necessary for partaking in the experiments were placed on the Project Space coffee table, where visitors were offered a contemplative space to sit and make.
In addition to these experiments also on dispaly were copies of the 3 Branches of the Same Tree Resource Pack for schools to offer a deeper insight into the exhibition’s origins and outcomes.
About the designer
Xinglin Sun defines herself as a Visual-Experience designer. With a graphic design background, she is currently focusing on researching and exploring tangible approaches to enhance people’s cognitive experience. Her practice varies from user interface design to conceptual experience design and has wide interest in interrelations of sensations, especially on haptic perceptions (of touch).
Sun is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at Information Experience Design at Royal College of Art, London and achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Art & Design at Communication University of China, Beijing.
Drop-in workshop for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.